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    I do not know how to interpret disc utility. Help me!

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    I do not know how to interpret disc utility. Help me!
    I ran disc utility cause the MacBook has been running slow lately and programs have occasionally suddenly quit. I got this message pasted below. What am I supposed to do? Any help would be appreciated. I have only been using a Mac for a few months and feel lost and a slight nostalgia for disc defragmenter:

    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    %)
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Volume Bit Map needs minor repair
    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume free block count
    Invalid volume free block count
    uld be %@ instead of %@)",2)
    3080006
    3076126
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.


    Stopped by user


    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

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    I do not know how to interpret disc utility. Help me!
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    Have you tried the Disk utility to repair it?
    Crack that whip…..liquorish whip.

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    I do not know how to interpret disc utility. Help me!

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    I repair button does not appear as an option. I can do the other three first aid tasks, but not repair.

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    I do not know how to interpret disc utility. Help me!
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    Certain repairs cannot be performed while you are logged on to the OS. To fixed your problem, boot the system with the installation disk(Disk 1) and use the Disk Utility from there.

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    I do not know how to interpret disc utility. Help me!

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    will that affect anything i have on my computer? I have things backed up, but i'm just curious. also, when you say boot it with the disk, do you mean start the computer and then put in the installation disc? thanks so much!

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    I do not know how to interpret disc utility. Help me!
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    If you use the Disk Utility for "repairing disk", it shall not destroy your data. Here is how you do it.

    Insert the Disk.
    Restart the Mac
    During restart keep on pressing c to boot from the disk
    Select the Disk Utility
    Select the "Repair Disk"

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    I do not know how to interpret disc utility. Help me!

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    What causes the kind of problem I have? Is it something I am doing when using my computer? Once again, thanks for the help.

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